Kemak people

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Kemak people
Atsabe--o bazar 3.jpg
Kemak people at the market in Atsabe, East Timor, circa 1968-1970.
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Timor Island:
Timor-Leste (68,800)[2]
West Timor, Indonesia (10,800)[3]
Kemak language
Christianity (94% in Timor-Leste, 90% in Indonesia), Folk religion (6% in Timor-Leste, 10% in Indonesia)
Related ethnic groups
Mambai, Tokodede people

The Kemak (Portuguese: Quémaque, also known as Ema) are an ethnic group numbering 80,000 in north-central Timor island. They primarily live in the district of Bobonaro, East Timor, while the rest live in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia.

The Kemak speak the Kemak language.


  1. ^ "Kemak people". PeopleGroups. Retrieved 2014-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Kemak people in East Timor". Joshua Project. Retrieved 2014-09-17. 
  3. ^ "Kemak people in Indonesia". Joshua Project. Retrieved 2014-09-17.